Unexpected Holiday Surprise

My studio got an unexpected boost yesterday from my good friends in A Band Apart. Unknown to me, they have been sneaking around in cahoots with my wife to surprise me. It went off perfectly from my end, I had no idea what was going on. Even yesterday when the UPS package arrived. It was the right address but the person's name on the box was not correct. I thought for sure it was a mistake.

So what is this thing? It is called a Palette Gear Pro and you can learn more about it on their website.  Essentially each module magnetically locks into the others, the black screen module is the anchor, in what ever order you want. Each one is programmable to functions within a wide range of programs. Mostly it works great with Adobe's Creative Suite, but new program support is being added all the time. Even the light color on each module is programmable, to make it even easier to distinguish each module in a dark studio.

The one on my desk now is the Palette Professional and it comes with 14 programmable modules and the anchor module, all powered thru a USB connection. This cool and awesome thing is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.

And that is all the technicals.

A huge heartfelt and sincere shout of thank you thank you thank you to Ramdar Chinken, Joffy Aulx-Gao and my beautiful and secret-keeping wife for this amazing Holiday surprise. And to everyone in A Band Apart. You have all humbled me once again with your amazing thoughtfulness and caring. I'm extremely proud to fly with you all.

The Holidays for our family these days is a time of stress, legal actions and personal struggles. In one surprising act of kindness you guys have brought the spirit of the holidays to life and words fail me.

Thank you.

PS: And no, I am not sure if it will work with Eve yet. Looking into it.


  1. All I did was provide an address and stalk the UPS tracking site :) Thanks to Ramdar, Joffy, and others you all rock!

  2. Congrats to you and a job well done by the wife and the minions!

    If I knew I'd have contributed to it. Joffy its your fault you should have told me.


    1. I'm sorry mate, we ordered it 1½ month ago but there had been something wrong with their first shipment so they needed to make new ones and then ship it. Took some time but it finally arrived :)


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